Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann – Bus services outside Dublin (direct award)


This contract is for the provision of city, town and regional bus services outside Dublin. It was directly awarded by the Authority to Bus Éireann and commenced in December 2019. It is for a five year period.

The contract and its schedules are available in the links below:


The list of Bus Éireann routes in this contract is available on the Transport for Ireland (TFI) website here. Routes W1 to W5 are also listed but these routes are operated under a separate competitively tendered PSO contract.


The contract sets out performance standards that Bus Éireann must meet in relation to punctuality, reliability and customer service. A proportion of the contractual payment is withheld and is only paid if the performance standards are met by to Bus Éireann.

Performance reports are produced on a periodic (four weekly) and quarterly basis. The performance reports are available here.

Further information

For service updates and further information – please see the Bus Éireann website.

To plan a local or national journey on the public transport network – please see the Transport for Ireland website.

Direct Award of Public Service Obligation Contract for Bus Services in the rest of Ireland (outside Dublin) 2024 – Bus Éireann